Takayo Hashi (born October 2 , 1977) is a Japanese female mixed martial artist.
Hashi observed her brother grappling and competing in mixed martial arts and this inspired her to compete as well.
She joined the Wajitsu Keishukai, Tokyo Honbu gym and worked as an office worker during the day.
Takayo Hashi next fight will be Feb 26 against Sarah Kaufman for the 135lb Strikeforce title.
Takayo Hashi is a force to be reckoned with, both in the ring or cage, or in the dojo.
The women take the featured spot at Friday’s Strikeforce Challengers VI event.
Although the Feb. 26 event initially was announced with a headliner of Karl Amoussou vs. Trevor Prangley, Strikeforce officials on Monday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that a fight between Takayo Hashi and Sarah Kaufman instead has taken the main-event slot.
The 135-pound fighters compete for Strikeforce’s first-ever female bantamweight title.
Strikeforce Challengers VI takes place at the San Jose Civic Auditorium in San Jose, Calif. A five-fight main card, which features Amoussou vs. Prangley in the co-headliner, airs on Showtime. The night’s preliminary card features a middleweight bout of Eric Lawson vs. Wayne Phillips and six amateur bouts.
This so rocks! congrats Kaufman and Hashi for making the main event headline!!
Roxanne Modafferi wrote a great article on who Takayo Hashi is and how her life began in Mixed Martial Arts, thanks Roxy for getting this interview and hope others pass this on…
also for some more information check out blog page with Takayo Hashi
Again I want to apologize to my readers for not getting a live interview at this time, as you know there is a language barrier I don’t know how to speak Japanese and Takayo can only speak Japanese so that makes it hard to get a live interview with SportsGeeks so I hope everyone understands.
The Strikeforce Challengers show on February 26th will feature a very historic main event as Sarah Kaufman (10-0) takes on Takayo Hashi (12-1) for the inaugural Strikeforce Women’s 135 pound title. This bout is scheduled for 5 X 5 minute rounds. Sarah Kaufman, who hails from Victoria, Canada, is currently the #1-ranked female bantamweight in the […]
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